Nigerian forward, Samuel Chukwueze has been named the winner of the 2022-23 LaLiga Santander African MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award, with the Villarreal CF star coming out tops after thousands of fans and some of Africa’s top football journalists voted for LaLiga’s standout African star this season.

More than 30,000 fans from all across the continent and 26 African football journalists, voted for the LaLiga Santander African MVP, and it was Chukwueze who emerged as the winner.

The 24 years old player, while expressing his joy, said: “I feel so happy to win this award. I’ve worked very hard this season, but I want to thank my teammates for making it possible. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible for me and the coach too. When the coach believes in you, and gives you the confidence to play and enjoy yourself, it really motivates you.

“But I think I can still do more. I want to continue working hard. I’m still young, so I’m still learning. This is just the beginning.”

LaLiga’s Africa Managing Director, Marcos Pelegrin said: “We would like to warmly congratulate Samuel Chukwueze for winning the 2022/2023 LaLiga Santander African MVP Award. He has been one of the stars of LaLiga for a number of years now and he is fully deserving of the LaLiga Santander African MVP Award”.